microchannel plate detection, microchannel plate imaging, mcp imaging
A microchannel plate is an array of numerous electron multipliers consisting of parallel amplification channels distributed over a plane. It is used for the low-noise amplification of small currents of free electrons, ions, or high-energy photons and provides spatial information. During the measurement, the analyzed particles hit the plate and generate secondary electrons, which can then be detected with the help of fast TDCs or ADCs. MCP configurations with double or Z-stack MCP detectors are available for better resolution.